Description: This workshop aims to provide concrete tools to empower researchers to foster long-term relationships with policymakers. These relationships have the potential to address policy crises and opportunities when they arise, as well as to promote policy improvement over the long-run. Skills taught in the training include: how to develop ongoing, reciprocal, trusting relationships with policymakers and civic intermediaries; how to assess policymakers’ resources, needs, and opportunities; the timing of the policy-making process; how to make effective use of intermediary groups; how interaction with policymakers can help researchers determine better research questions; how to write a strong policy brief, and how ongoing policy engagement can be a part of researchers’ academic success.
Participation in the workshop is free and lunch will be provided. We have 30 seats available for this event. People interested in joining need to complete a brief application form (click here) by Friday, March 2nd.
Doctoral students, postdocs, research associates, and faculty may apply. To be more inclusive of scholars across the state, we’ve allocated spots for folks from other universities who are interested in policy. Please share with your network!
The event is co-sponsored by the Scholars Strategy Network and the Jordan Institute for Families at the UNC School of Social Work. Please contact Natalie at 919.907.0026 with questions.
The Scholars Strategy Network, is a non-partisan, non-profit, national community of scholars dedicated to building relationships between university researchers and policymakers, community organizations, and journalists. Learn more here.